Asian Studies Staff

Asian Studies Center

Joseph S. Alter
Director
3302 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-648-7508
jsalter@pitt.edu
James A. Cook
Associate Director
4112 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-648-7372
jacook@pitt.edu
Michele Heryford
Director, Confucius Institute
4113 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-648-7417
ferrier@pitt.edu
Contact Dr. Heryford if you have questions about the Confucius Institute.
Patrick Hughes
Assistant Director, National Coordinating Site for the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia
4132 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-648-7737
hughespw@pitt.edu
Rachel Jacobson
Administrative Assistant
4111 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-648-7370
rej16@pitt.edu
Contact Ms. Jacobson if you received a grant or scholarship from the Asian Studies Center and need help disbursing it; if you would like help publicizing an Asia-related event; or if you aren't sure which staff member to contact
Brenda G. Jordan
  • Director, University of Pittsburgh coordinating site for the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia
  • Japan Studies Coordinator
4134 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-648-7763
jordanb@pitt.edu
Contact Dr. Jordan if you are interested in Japan studies, Japan internships, or K-12 professional development for educators.
Lynn Kawaratani
Assistant Director for Partnerships & Programming
4108 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-383-3062
lyk12@pitt.edu
Contact Ms. Kawaratani if you have questions about events or outreach programs.
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Assistant Director for Academic Affairs
4109 Posvar Hall
412-648-7371
eer31@pitt.edu
Haixia Wang
Program Coordinator, Confucius Institute
4135 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-648-1954
haw27@pitt.edu
Diana Wood
4132 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
412-648-7411
dmwood@pitt.edu